Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Program Experts & Staff

Dhawal Ashar

Senior Manager, Sustainable Cities and Transport, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Radha Chanchani

Managing Associate, Research & Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Purnanjali Chandra

Project Associate, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India Sustainable Cities

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Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience, WRI India

Catlyne Haddaoui

Urban Development Research Manager, Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Sumedha Malaviya

Senior Manager, Energy Program, WRI India

Prerna Vijaykumar Mehta

Associate Director, Urban Development, WRI India Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Vishal Ramprasad

Manager, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Yash Singh

Program Associate, Sustainable Cities, WRI India

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Freya Stanley-Price

Head of Communications, Coalition for Urban Transitions

Akhila Suri

Manager, Sustainable Cities & Transport, WRI India

Rohit Tak

Manager, Urban Transport and Road Safety, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Siddharth Thyagarajan

Senior Project Associate, WRI India Sustainable Cities and Transport

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Vandana Tyagi

Senior Project Associate, Air Quality, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Surya Prakash

Senior Manager, Urban Development, WRI India

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